Business and Finance

Business & Finance

Botswana – UN cultural rights expert calls for a renewed “nation-building” to celebrate rich diversity

GABORONE, Botswana, November 27, 2014 At the end of a 13-day official visit to Botswana, the UN Special Rapporteur on cultural rights Farida Shaheed called on the country to embark on a “second phase of nation building that reflects, builds on and celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the country.” Shaheed shared her observations on […]

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Chairman Calls for Team Work

Newly elected Palapye Sub-council chairman, Mr Lesedi Phuthego, has encouraged team work between councillors and employees. Officially opening the first sub-council meeting on November 24, Mr Phuthego said public employees had a role to implement council policies and programmes therefore the political wing should cooperate with them. He said councillors’ role was to ensure that […]

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SAA Chairperson Espouses Customer Satisfaction

The newly elected chairperson of Serowe Administration Authority (SAA), Mr Mpho Kooreme, has promised to take customer satisfaction as his priority Speaking during this week ‘sub council meeting, Mr Kooreme said team work and commitment were recipes to carry the administration authority forward. He called for symbiotic relationship between the local political and administrative arm. […]

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General

General

Over 7 000 Interns Secure Employment

The Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture, Mr Thapelo Olopeng has informed Parliament that he is aware that not all interns get employment after finishing their two-year internship. Answering a question in Parliament, Minister Olopeng said it must be noted that the programme was really intended to serve as a window for transferring skills to […]

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Over 1 600 Chinesse Live in Botswana

The Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs says over 1 600 Chinese nationals are living in Botswana involved in different economic sectors. “Our last head count on November 19, 2014, as part of a reconciliation process, the number of Chinese nationals resident in Botswana stood at 1 606. Chinese nationals are found in different sectors […]

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Tsogwane Launches Poverty Eradication Initiative

The success of poverty eradication campaign hinges on the inclusion of rural communities both at the policy formulation and implementation stages. The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Slumber Tsogwane said this in Makalamabedi on November 21 during the launch of Boteti poverty eradication initiative phase two. Minister Tsogwane noted that financial assistance […]

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

NACA Continues Fight Against HIVAids Fights

Botswana remains committed to ending HIVAIDS via intensified efforts to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, deputy coordinator with National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA), Mr Fraiser Tlhoiwe has said. Speaking during Serowe health fair recently, Mr Tlhoiwe said for every 100 babies born to HIV positive mothers, only four or less […]

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Standard Charted Hands Over a House

Standard Charted Bank has handed over a house to a 99-year-old, Ms Maphulanga Ngonda of Sedie ward in Maun. Speaking at the hand-over ceremony, the Maun branch manager, Mr Motlatsi Masilo said their relationship with Ms Ngonda started in 2008. He said at the time, Ms Ngonda lived in a tent and through their Standard […]

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Minister Appreciates Health Issues

Minister of Health, Ms Dorcas Makgato says there are a number of critical issues that keep her awake at night since her appointment at the ministry. Addressing Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital (NRH) employees on November 21, Ms Makgato said during her familiarisation tour of facilities around the country, she realised that facilities had some problems but […]

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Sports

Sports

Mahalapye United Gets Kit Sponsorship

Central South Regional Football Association (CSRFA) league campaigners, Mahalapye United, were recently awarded a sponsorship comprising of a football kit and sporting merchandise by Window Deco Fabric and Design shop based in Mahalapye. Speaking during the launch of the P11 195 sponsorship, Window Deco Fabric and Design managing director, Trevor Ndlovu, said the support was […]

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Blue Hunters Clinch Kgatleng Cup

Second division South outfit Blue Hunters FC’s plucky right winger, Ishmael France, stormed out of Kanye Swallows defence thrice to see his team clinch the inaugural Kgatleng floating trophy in a 4-2 thriller. The sleek France kept Swallows defence on their toes for a good share of the time and scored a hat trick to […]

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Remembering Traditional Games

New technology plus a variation of lifestyles have a considerable bearing in the disappearance of traditional games such as mantlwaneng and black mmampatile, which were adopted from earlier generations. Today, children and young people spend most of their time indoors either watching television,playing video games or playing computer games, or Facebooking. A middle aged woman […]

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Technology

Technology

On Center Software Utilizes Customer Feedback in Latest Product Releases

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE / Knowledgebylanes) — On Center Software, the first name in construction automation software, announces the latest release of its award winning classic solutions: On-Screen Takeoff(R), Quick Bid(R), and Digital Production Control(TM). This release will continue to help construction professionals exceed business goals, such as increasing efficiency and […]

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Yahsat Offers Satellite Broadband Internet Service “Yahclick” Promotion for 2 Months In Uganda

YahClick offers free modem, free YahClick dish and reduced installation charges via Simbanet and TrulT KAMPALA, Uganda, October 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat (http://www.yahsat.ae), the Abu Dhabi based satellite operator, has announced its YahClick satellite broadband internet promotional offer in Uganda for a period of two months. Yahsat […]

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Phds in Focus – Building Electron Microscopy in Botswana [interview]

Stephan Coetzee began his career in South Africa, working as a metallurgist for an engineering company, before becoming a material science technician at the University of Cape Town. From there, he moved to the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he balanced technician work at the electron microscope unit with further studies in physical […]

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